12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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12 days in France Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Bus + Fly:  16 h
1
Paris
— 6 nights
Train:  6 h
2
Nice
— 3 nights
Train:  6 h
3
Paris
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  16 h
End: Louisville

6
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You've added The Army Museum, Latin Quarter, Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris driving holiday app .

Louisville, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Louisville to Paris. While traveling from Louisville, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Nice

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nice Cycle Tours. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): squeeze the most out of the city with Nice Cycle Tours, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nice trip website .

Fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 70°F and 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
night
Paris

Paris ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Army Museum as well as Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of La Madeleine.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in October, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 62°F and lows about 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum

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